Latest posts by KT53

An out of the Blue invite

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 08:31

My guess on why people bypass the profile is that most won't have a clue where it is or how to access it.

I just went into mine and discovered 2 'new' messages from months ago which I received no notification of.

New to irrigation, need help!

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 16:07

200 metres of 'drippy hose' are going to cost a small fortune and, as has been said, really isn't required once the hedge is established. 

So many spiders

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 16:01

Carry a garden cane and use that to break any webs which are in your way.  Leave the others alone would be my advice.

OMG Monty's Scythe

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 22:11
Chloe Kraven says:

OMG I've just watched GW on catch up and almost passed out when greeted by the opening shot of Monty's huge scythe swinging from side to side.

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 I hope to god that isn't a euphemism!  Those emojis have got me worried. 

Removing an old Ceanothus

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 14:50

Yes the root will rot away over time.  We had one removed from our front garden and the remaining roots broke up quite easily over the space of a couple of years.

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 14:51

That all got me thinking of the Monty Python sketch......


Wisley under threat!

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 14:34

Surely it's not beyond the wit of man to devise a route which doesn't have to destroy many ancient trees.  What did amuse me though was 'an expert' being interviewed on BBC going on about the peace and tranquility of Wisley.  He could hardly be heard for the noise of traffic from just the other side of the boundary.  I acknowledge that the noise levels would be greatly increased without that boundary planting.

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 14:31

No more Brussel sprouts, French beans, Spanish onions or French marigolds, dutch hoes will be confiscated.  All forms of Italianate design will be destroyed, and no more will Monty be able to visit the gardens of Europe in that silly hat

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 18:18
plant pauper says:

Haha! I can't remember who was first to call them Alcoholic Mollies but it's stuck with me. 

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 At least that name is intentional.   I was out with my mum once when she asked the lady in the garden centre if she had cistitis instead of cytisus.

Leveling garden to Turf

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 15:32

There's a hand roller at the left hand side of the photo so I assume that is what was used.  Even so, I would be inclined to rake the area over to break up the surface to allow roots to penetrate more easily.

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...so ******* angry 
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Yes, Prime Minister

Deja vu, all over again. 
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